Author Archives: Colleen Manning, JD, MS in LIS

In the Library this Week (March 18th-24th)

- Bluebooking for Your ALWR Workshops;
- Researching Administrative Law Workshops;
- Researching Legislative Histories Workshops;
- There may be noise from the atruim on Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm;
- There may be noise in the Library (2nd and 3rd floors) on Friday, 1:30pm-2:30pm.

In the Library this Week (March 4th – 10th)

- ALWR Research Workshops;
- Researching Statutes Workshops;
- Advanced Bluebooking for Memos Workshops;
- Earplugs by request during midterms, ask at the Circulation Desk.

Library Spring Break Hours (March 8th -17th)
Friday (8th)               7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday (9th)         10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday (10th)         10:00am – 6:00pm
Monday (11th)        10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday (12th)       10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday (13th)  10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday (14th)      10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday (15th)           10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday (16th)       10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday (17th)          Regular Hours

In the Library this Week (February 25th – March 3rd)

- How to Shepardize (citators) Workshops;
- Basic Bluebooking (Memo Style) Workshops;
- Navigating and Secondary Sources in Westlaw Training;
- Cases and Statutes in Westlaw Training;
- Cost Effective Research in WestlawTraining;
- Lexis ALWR Help;
- Possible noise from the atrium on Thursday, 7pm-9pm.

Wondering what to get your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?

Many law students are on a budget so they need to be creative for Valentine’s Day. Why not read some poetry to your loved one or, better yet, read to them from one of the new books the Coastal Library just received!

Take a look:

All the missing souls : a personal history of the war crimes tribunals / David Scheffer. KF373.S338 A3 2012 General Collection
Covenants not to compete : a state-by-state survey / Brian M. Malsberger   board of review associate editors, David J. Carr,  Arnold H. Pedowitz, Eric Akira Tate. KF3463 .C68 2012 General Collection
From the closet to the altar : courts, backlash, and the struggle for same-sex marriage / Michael Klarman. KF539 .K58 2013 General Collection
It’s the way you say it : becoming articulate, well-spoken, and clear / Carol A. Fleming. P95 .F435 2010 General Collection
The legal writing survival guide / Rachel H. Smith. KF250 .S625 2012 General Collection
Lincoln’s ladder to the presidency : the eighth judicial circuit / Guy C. Fraker   with a foreword by Michael Burlingame. KF368.L52 F73 2012 General Collection
Negotiate like the pros : a top sports negotiator’s lessons for making deals, building relationships, and getting what you want / Kenneth L. Shropshire. HD58.6 .S574 2009 General Collection
Patent, copyright & trademark / Richard Stim. KF2980 .E44 2012 Course Reserves
Phake : the deadly world of falsified and substandard medicines / Roger Bate. HD9665.5 .B38 2012 General Collection
Scholarly writing : ideas, examples, and execution / Jessica L. Clark, Kristen E. Murray. KF250 .C528 2012 General Collection
Typography for lawyers / Matthew Butterick   [foreword by Bryan A. Garner]. Z246 .B98 2010 Reference Collection
US international lawyers in the interwar years : a forgotten crusade / Hatsue Shinohara. KF297 .S43 2012 General Collection
Writing to win : the legal writer / Steven D. Stark. KF250 .S8 2012 Course Reserves

In the Library this Week (February 11th – 18th)

- Secondary Sources Research Workshops;
- Special Library Hours for Presidents’s Day Weekend:

Library Presendents’ Day Weekend Hours (February 15th -18th)
Friday (15th) 7:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday (16th) 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday (17th) 10:00am – 10:00pm
Monday (18th) 9:00am – 10:00pm

Reference Desk Presidents’s Day Weekend Hours (February 15th -18th)
Friday (15th) 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday (16th) 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday (17th) Noon – 6:00pm
Monday (18th) 10:00am – 3:00pm

Don’t Make the Judge Angry!

Have you seen the recent article about a Miami area drug possession bond hearing? The video clip and article can be found here. We can all agree that it is not a good idea to disrespect a judge. And of course, every lawyer and law student knows to show respect to a judge in her own courtroom. We may have to rethink this assumption after watching this clip from the People’s Court with a University of Miami law student. Wow!

Ethical opinions are often not easily found in the typical law student’s first choice for legal research (i.e. Westlaw or Lexis). However, most ethical opinions can be found on the open Internet. The recent ABA ethical opinions are on the ABA website. The archive of older ethical opinions is available for ABA members. (Law student dues are only $25 or three years for $60).

State ethical opinions are often available from the state bar website or the state supreme court website. Often an Internet search of the state name and “ethical opinions” will quickly find ethical opinions. Once located the search function within the websites vary. In Florida, ethical opinions are available on the Florida Bar website which is searchable by opinion number or keyword. The results produced from the search include a brief summary of the subject matter. In California, the ethical opinions can only be searched along with the rest of the Bar website. In Illinois the voluntary bar association has advisory opinions that can be browsed and searched by subject or full-text, while the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission provide both basic and advanced search functions of the official ethical rules and opinions.

So know your duties and obligations as a lawyer – and don’t make the judge angry!

In the Library this Week (January 22nd – 27th)

- LPII Mandatory Advanced Lexis Training;
- Possible noise from the Atrium on Friday (1/25) starting at 6pm;
- New student Library orientation on Thursday (1/24) from 1:45pm-2:45pm. This event will likely be disruptive on all floors of the Library.  But, try to smile at your new classmates anyway.